Practicality and Value of Teaching High School Students Legal Concepts

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Practicality and Value of Teaching High School Students Legal Concepts
Introducing high school students to the legal system and legal concepts is important because the law touches their lives on a daily basis. Moreover, teaching law to high school students will provide them with critical thinking skills and the ability to become problem solvers through their knowledge of legal principles. A high school law course could potentially teach students the basic structure of the legal system, including the relationship among legislatures, courts, and agencies, and how citizens relate to the lawmaking processes of each branch of government. Moreover, a high school law course could also educate students on fundamental constitutional principles and...
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....., simulations, group discussions, lectures, case studies, guest participants, multimedia activities, field trips, and simulations of legal proceedings.
Beginning to teach the law to high school, and even elementary students, offer many benefits. Not only would students gain legal knowledge and learn practical legal concepts, they would also strengthen and further develop their critical thinking skills. Furthermore, students would learn how to think about practical legal problems, important contemporary legal issues, and more importantly, the ramifications of breaking the law. Ultimately, the fundamental goal of teaching law to high school students is to give them a sense of belonging in society through empowerment with knowledge of the law.